After 2 weeks of silence Philae comet lander back in touch

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories DLR said Friday the probe sent back data from a radar-like instrument that scientists hope will allow them to understand the composition of the comet’s core.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 treatments for adult scoliosiscenter_img BERLIN (AP) — The Philae space probe that landed on a comet last year has made contact with Earth for the first time in more than two weeks.The German space agency DLR, which controls the lander, says it received data from Philae over a 22-minute period late Thursday, although the connection broke off several times.Scientists were joyous in June when the comet lander awoke from seven months of hibernation. But they have been unable to explain why Philae isn’t communicating more regularly. Its signals are relayed to Earth by the lander’s mother ship, Rosetta, which is orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet that Philae is on. Sponsored Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to homelast_img read more

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